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Constitution and By = Laws 

——OF * ^ 

Cbe Olomars 

foreign missionary Union 

Orange Presbytery, 



CONSTITUTION. 



ARTICLE I. 

NAME AND OBJECT- 

The name of this organization shall be The Woman's For- 
eign Missionary Union of Orange Presbytery, North 
Carolina. Its object the fulfilling of our Lord's Command 
and the furthering of His work in the Foreign Mission Field. 

ARTICLE II. 

ORGANIZATION. 

This Union shall consist of all the Women's Foreign Mission 
Societies in the above Presbytery, which shall, through their 
Presidents, subscribe to the Constitution and By-Laws, and 
shall pay the annual dues, as hereinafter provided. 

ARTICLE III. 

OFFICERS. 

The Officers shall consist of a President, two Vice-Presidents 
and a Secretary-Treasurer elected by ballot at each annual 
meeting. 

ARTICLE IV. 

CONSTITUTION. 

The Constitution must be approved by majority of the 
members present at a meeting, and shall be subject to the 
approval of Presbytery. 



BY-LAWS. 



ARTICLE I. 

ANNUAL MEETING — OTHER MEETINGS. 

The Annual Meeting of the Union shall be held at such time 
and place as shall be chosen at last meeting, and other meet- 
ings may be called by the President, at the request of two or 
more Societies. 

ARTICLE II. 

DELEGATES. 

Each Society in the Presbytery is entitled to send two dele- 
agates to every meeting of the Union. 

^ ARTICLE III. 

Each Society shall report, through its Recording Secretary 
V and Treasurer, the work of the year, and all moneys con- 
v - tributed. 

ARTICLE IV. 

DUTIES OF OFFICERS. 

Section 1. It shall be the duty of the President to preside at 
x all meetings of the Union, to open and close each meeting with 
prayer, or to provide a substitute ; to interest herself personally 
with the work of every Society in the Union, inspiring them 
by word or by letter, and thus animating them with the spirit 
q of her own zeal. Also to appoint all Committees. 

Sec. 2. It shall be the duty of the Vice-Presidents, in order 
J J> of their election, to preside at meetings of the Union in absence 



of the President, and in other ways to assist her, especially in 
the work of organization. 

Sec. 3. The Secretary- Treasurer to keep an accurate record 
of the proceedings of the Union ; to inform all officers of their 
election; she shall conduct all official correspondence of the 
Union ; give due notice of meetings ; receive all moneys con- 
tributed to the Union and disburse the same on order of the 
President, and shall keep and report to the Union an accurate 
account of all moneys thus received and expended. 

ARTICLE V. 

ANNUAL DUES. 

The Annual Dues of the Societies shall not be less than 10 
cents from each member, payable at each annual meeting of 
the Union. These dues shall be appropriated for the expense 
of printing, postage and such leaflets as may be necessary for 
distribution. 

ARTICLE VI. 

VOTING. 

Those entitled to vote at the annual meeting of the Union, 
shall consist of the General Officers of the Union, Chairmen of 
Standing Committees, two Delegates of each Society of the 
Union, and all the Officers of the Local Societies. 

ARTICLE VII. 

The Executive Committee shall arrange the program for the 
annual meetings, as also the time and place of meeting; and 
shall also especially interest themselves in the distribution of 
Missionary Literature, including a systematic effort to circu^ 
late ' 'The Missionary," "The Children's Missionary," and the 
( 'Prayer Calendar."